Tuesday, April 19, 2011


A few have already tried out the slow cooker lasagna recipe I posted last week to help you all eat well on crazy weeks (like all of mine seem to be lately). It's funny how domestic I've been lately, I've never enjoyed cooking as much as I do lately but I've decided to roll with that for as long as it lasts. I tried 2 new recipes on Sunday afternoon - you know in the spare time between church, brunch, and surprise mission with the ladies and dinner @ Thomas's...Whew.

I made crock pot pulled pork for the first time which I loved because it only requires 3 ingredients and takes very little time... If you're interested in giving that a try you will need:

3 lbs of boneless pork ribs

1 18oz jar of bbq sauce (I did honey bbq, because that's what I like)

1 can of beef broth

Put the meat and broth in the crock pot on high for 4 hours (this took place while we were on secret mission for the boys). Then I came back and with Lindsay's help I pulled the pork with 2 forks. This is a little time consuming mind you...like 30 minutes with us both working on it. This may have been because it was our first time, or it may just take that long to pull 3 pounds of meat, I'm not sure. When you're done load that in a greased pyrex and mix in the bbq sauce to cover all the meat. Bake in the oven on 350 for 30 minutes and TA DA - pulled pork.

I combined it with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans for T and I's dinner last night (and leftovers for lunches this week).

Since all the Philly recipes I've tried so far have been delish (and reasonable in price to make) I decided to try another this week and made this. It is ah-mazing. I think each of you should throw one of these together at some point. Also, if you're not a red meat eater (I know a lot of my blog friends aren't ) I think you could totally make this with ground turkey instead. I did beef this week because A. I kind of like beef and B. it was cheaper this week because it was on sale @ Publix. Whoo hoo.

I've started making my meal plans for the weeks based on what's on sale or BOGO at the grocery store and I'm getting WAY more bang for my buck.

Hope these easy meals are helping you as much as they are me (you know, by keeping me full AND making me look like a totally amazing girlfriend).

I know many of my readers have crazy lives like mine but want to save money and stay healthier by not eating on the go all the time. So as long as you keep reporting that you're trying and enjoying the recipes, I'll keep posting them from time to time.

Love, B

1 comment:

Heather said...

That sounds yummy! I haven't cooked once in the past week. I'll have to try it once life gets back to normal!